The release of Fahrettin Şahin, who has been kept in Bolu Prison for 30 years, has been prevented because he did not have a “good attitude”, a decision made within the scope of the new “Execution Law”.
The new Execution Law, passed by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) government, is preventing political prisoners from being released on time. Fahrettin Şahin (52) is the latest example.
He has been behind bars for 30 years and is now being kept at the Bolu F-type Closed Prison. The prison administration’s evaluation prevented him from being released, reports the Mesopotamia News Agency.
Fahrettin Şahin’s attorney, Özgür Erol, said that he learned about the incident when he went to prison for the release of his client.
He stated that the decision was taken without asking the prisoner. “How can we describe this attitude towards a person who has been imprisoned for 30 years?” he asked.
Erol also noted that with the new execution law, political prisoners are faced with lawless practices and even their right to release has been usurped.